Joe Austin, Director of Accountability and Assessment, City Schools of Decatur,Georgia
LAUNCH!™ training has provided CSD participants with a collegial and risk-free environment in which they can reflect upon their past and current practices with their peers. This experience has allowed CSD leaders to pool their collective expertise into the creation of a highly functional learning community in which creative problem solving is valued.
In addition, we learned that as we enter new roles and positions the way in which we work must evolve. This training helped us to understand that a building leader, central office leader and independent consultant must tackle a school improvement task differently. Jean and Deb helped us to understand the difference between being a facilitator of school improvement vs a line administrator charged with the task of school improvement. The facilitation protocols and tools can easily be adapted for almost any situation.